Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse improved to 4-1 Wednesday with seven strong innings against the Padres.
Insight: Lohse allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and has a 2.38 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and a 31/10 K/BB in 34 innings this year (8.21 K/9). He only struck out 5.66 batters per nine innings last year and has a 5.69 K/9 in his career.
Description: A brain injury has forced former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen to retire from pro football. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: An on-field stroke against Buffalo in Week 15 left Allen with a dead spot on his brain. The injury was originally believed to be a concussion but was actually much more serious. Allen\'s best season came in 2012 when he recorded a career-high 131 tackles in 16 games for Jacksonville. The San Diego State alum turns 28 next month.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson (foot) returned to Wednesday\'s game against the Heat in the second quarter.
Insight: Jefferson had a pain-killing injection prior to the game for his plantar fascia injury but had to go to the locker room with two minutes left in the first quarter. Coach Steve Clifford told Rachel Nichols of Turner Sports during a sideline interview that Jefferson said he felt his foot tear a little more, but the center will attempt to play through the pain.
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